Grateful Dead Live at Capital Centre on 1990-03-14
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
d1t01 - Cold Rain And Snow
d1t01 - Feel Like A Stranger
d1t01 - Good Time Blues
d1t01 - Mama Tried>
d1t01 - Big River
d1t01 - Loose Lucy*
d1t01 - Memphis Blues Again
d1t01 - Row Jimmy
d1t01 - Let It Grow
d2t01 - Crazy Fingers>
d2t01 - Playin' In The Band>
d2t01 - Uncle John's Band>
d2t01 - Playin' Reprise>
d2t01 - Drums>
d2t01 - Space>
d2t01 - Dear Mr. Fantasy>
d2t01 - I Need A Miracle>
d2t01 - Black Peter>
d2t01 - Lovelight
d2t01 - Black Muddy River
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|Cold Rain And Snow|
|Feel Like A Stranger|
|Good Time Blues|
|Memphis Blues Again|
|Let It Grow|
|Playin' In The Band>|
|Uncle John's Band>|
|Dear Mr. Fantasy>|
|I Need A Miracle>|
|Black Muddy River|
*first Loose Lucy since 10/19/74 - crowd goes nuts in the background
Audio Source Information
d1 tape flip b/t Loose Lucy & Memphis Blues
d2t6-4:31 tape flip
d2t1-Crazy Fingers- 5:14 tiny blip
d2t2-Playin- 4:24-4:26 static
i am 99.420% sure ' Let It Grow' from this show appears on Without A Net - Chris L.
Seed SHN's provided by Tom E.
SBE's fixed and hosted by Chris L. at candyman.etree.org, 3/2002.
Master: JVC Single Tube Camera, Nak 300 Shotguns -> 0 Decks -> Panasonic AG-7400 -> S-VHS Master
Transfer: S-VHS Master -> Sony SLV-R5UC -> Panasonic AG-7400 -> S-VHS 1st Gen
Transfer: S-VHS 1st Gen -> Panasonic AG-7150 -> Canopus ADVC-100 -> iMac G4 -> Final Cut Pro 3 -> MP2 -> Brokedown House -> AIFF -> Adobe Audition 3.0
SHNs were decoded to wave and Audition 3.0 was used to reassemble the tracks back to 1 long wave. Audition 3.0 was used to align & synch the SBD & AUD sources. Audition 3.0 used to adjust the volume for AUDs, matrix/CTR and LFE channels. Surcode CD Pro DTS was used to encode to DTS.
- Mixed by firstname.lastname@example.org
- FLAC conversion 02-JAN-2008
Multitrack Mixdown Settings
Brokedown House Production
- 2008-05-09 03:18:40
- Landover , MD
- Run time
- Transferred by
- Kevin Tobin
- Capital Centre
Subject: Famed tour's big bang
1st show of the famous winter/spring '90 tour, which the band considers their best. Tight playing, good crew vibes, Jer & Phil healthy, Brent at his peak, and the most reliable and sonically accurate sound system yet. This is also the first of a 3-day run, with the middle day best (a top 5 of the tour). Though this show is known for the Playing in the Band (and somewhat for the LiG), the great sequence in the back nine (Space>Black Peter) is the real takeaway. This is a show for which the matrix was invented.
First Set. The solid Cold Rain & Snow opener sets the tone for the whole tour. The end jam of Feel Like a Stranger is great - check Phil. This is the single best version, AFAIK, of Good Time Blues (Brent named it this, it came labeled as this on trades, the band called it this, yet now it's called "Never Trust a Woman". Go figure). A relative rarity, there were just 3 in '90. Most of the rest is average '90, though it IS exciting when they break out Loose Lucy. This is the first once since '74. If you were around in '90, you know how big of a deal this was. We didn't know if it was a fluke. I heard it was back and got worried I'd missed out (but saw one of the first ones a few weeks later)! Yup, a big moment in Deaddom at the time, but not one of the best versions - it gets better later. Why does it seem like they played Stuck Inside of Mobile at every other show in '90 (there are only 7)? Bathroom song for me. The last two are much better, especially Row. Though technically solid, the LiG seems musically shrugged like much of this tour (consistently great playing and sound quality but not always the most exciting).
Second Set. The energy comes back on a whopping Playing in the Band. Energetic and uptempo, it's the best Playin' of the tour - maybe of '90, better even than 3/19, maybe until Greensboro '91. And check Phil. After a UJB there's a sorta-coulda reprise-jam of Playin' that never resolves, though Jer tries with the riff. Space turns into one of those big arena shakers. It sounds much better on the matrix, because there are elements that are missing, or were mixed-out of the official (though it claims no patches, the matrix patches the SBD gap @4:32 on the ladner_8466). Dear Mr. Fantasy is equal-or-better-to the well-known 4/1, and carries the X-factor into I Need a Miracle (the matrix is again a better source). Black Peter was strong in '90: Phil and Bobby had ideas. This is up there with 3/25. Lovelight is rote and short.
1st Set: B-
2nd Set: B
Overall = 3¼ stars
Good Time Blues (NTaW) - the period's best version
Playing in the Band - energetic & uptempo
Dear Mr. Fantasy - surpasses the better-known 4/1
I Need a Miracle - the matrix reveals the sparks
SOURCES: The ladner_8466 SBD is the solid source - though the Space is incomplete. But not only does the tobin_89693 sound better, the 2nd set sounds better than the the official (Spring 90 TOO). Let it Grow is on Without a Net.
Kevin from Tampa - "We'll use this innovation as we attempt to explain this experience to our children".
John L. White - candid and forthright
Subject: love it
Subject: How was this not in the rotation?
Subject: Halfway Dead
Subject: another song break out
I recently listened to a decent show from 94' and really heard just how tight everyone was (except Jerry) which at first made me think how much they all stepped up to the plate. However, while listening to this it's clear that Jerry just had a way of overshadowing the best of bands. Still, his voice is not perfect here nor had it been for sometime and Brent and Bobby (especially Brent) really come to the rescue at times such as in UJB.
It's strange when listening to the Dead (even now) that I will give a pass for mistakes and sounding like old men. Who else would I ever do that with? Dylan? Honestly I stopped listening to him years ago and only incidentally. There is just so much more to this music than we get out of most anything I can think. Moreover, it is because of the risk taking and sheer volume of work that we have been given such a gift and I'll take that over any slick manufactured Cheese Whiz any day. Mistakes and all.
Thank you Kevin for another great recording. The sources may not be top notch, but a great matrix from what's available. The mix is outstanding for this show.
OK let me gush once more. For all the attention Loose Lucy got, I still say (23 years later) it was the least interesting part of the show. Granted I was never very caught up in novelty concerning set lists and first times, etc. so take it as you will, but still it says more about the quality of the show. A great balance of fun tunes and more weighty music. LIG! Crazy Fingers S2 opener!- Playin-UJ-Playin-Drumz/Space Black Peter... No one who ventures to give this an honest listen would ever dismiss the Dead as simply "Jam Band Music". This is serious music that was on fire while quite reminiscent and on par with the somewhat recent Hampton shows albeit a bit "lighter". (And yes I was at those too. No wonder I was such a freak for the Dead, I far as I was concerned they were all like that at the time since I seemed to have stumbled upon some good ones. Still, they made the odds almost unbeatable around this time.)
Well, there's my first five star rating. I'll have to figure out how to rate them fairly, but this one is easy.
Subject: Perfect 90's show
Every song is inspired and spirited. This matrix captures the great SBD Mix and the great AUD crowd.
Even if you prefer the old days of the Dead, you got to admit this is good stuff.
Subject: Very nice
Subject: Cool Dub
Subject: Killer Uncle Johns Band.
Nicely recorded and great song selection
Subject: What a run at Cap Centre